Amsterdam, 14-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) has today announced its Speed Cameras service is now available in Brazil. Drivers will benefit from up-to-date warnings of nearby fixed and red light cameras, as well as speed enforcement zones.
Car manufacturers can easily integrate the world-class service in their in-dash and mobile navigation systems. Backed by OpenLR* technology, TomTom is able to pinpoint over 17,000 speed cameras across Brazil.
“Drivers in Brazil are now better equipped to make smarter decisions on every journey, keeping to the designated speed limit and avoiding costly fines,” commented Ralf-Peter Schaefer, VP of Traffic at TomTom. “The launch of this service adds to the real-time information available to Brazilian drivers; TomTom recently launched its world-class traffic information in Brazil, helping drivers avoid frustrating traffic jams and reach their destination faster.”
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TomTom has worked with MapaRadar to enhance its Speed Cameras Service in Brazil. The service will be delivered directly to devices as a hosted service, or via a server-to-server bulk feed. The Fixed Speed Cameras service is now available in 46 countries worldwide.
About TomTom Speed Cameras
*OpenLR is the open standard for “procedures and formats for the encoding, transmission, and decoding of local data irrespective of the map” developed and introduced by TomTom in 2009.
The TomTom Speed Cameras service provides both fixed and, in 28 countries, mobile alerts to help drivers avoid costly speeding fines and stay safe and relaxed.
The TomTom Speed Cameras service is based on governmental sources, news feeds, field surveys, and third-party sources in selected countries. It’s also based on community input from more than 3.5 million TomTom drivers around the world. Camera reports, confirmations and removals are processed automatically by our sophisticated Fusion Engine, which runs 24/7, every day of the year. The real-time processing of over one million reports per month ensures that the TomTom Speed Cameras content is always up-to-date.
Fixed Speed Cameras service coverage
Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (Danger & Risk Zones), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK and the Vatican
North America: USA, Canada
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
APAC: Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
Africa: Lesotho, South Africa
Cem Cohen / Global PR Manager / +31 6 11 598532 / Cem.Cohen@tomtom.com
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